Managing Director, Worldwide Media and Entertainment, Microsoft
Tony Emerson, Managing Director for Media & Entertainment Worldwide at Microsoft, manages Microsoft’s Media Industry Strategy and Solutions Ecosystem as well as leading Microsoft’s involvement at both the National Association of Broadcasters Exhibition and International Broadcasting Conference. A veteran of Microsoft since 2000, he was appointed Industry Solutions manager for Media and Cable in 2011 and succeeded to the MD role in 2013. He has a broad background in media/broadcasting having previously worked at KCSM-TV in California and as a founding employee of the Stanford University Television network. He was also involved in as a lender to the industry while at First Chicago and Crocker Bank.
Emerson has been a keynote and featured speaker at a variety of industry gatherings including the IABM annual awards, World Broadcasting Union, OTT TV World London, Global Editors Summit Vienna, TV Connect Asia (Jakarta) as well as NAB and IBC for several years running.
A native of California, Emerson graduated from Stanford University in Palo Alto majoring in German and studied Communications and Journalism where he also worked at the Stanford University Television Network. He later moved to Chicago to complete an MBA in International Finance at the University of Chicago.